Helium Cell
Compartments
Canard Engines
Conventional
Commercial
Cockpit
Quad Landing Gear
    (110 degree )
Conventional
Turboprops
Unique Cable-Stayed
Bridge Construction
Large Cargo Bay
Elevator
Rudder
Aft Structural Tower
Anatomy of the Dynalifter

Cable- Stayed Bridge  (Concentrated Loading)

Dynalifter has  a patented unique internal frame which provides the ability to mate the renewable lift capability of helium, with the natural lift of dynamic lifting wings in an airstream. As the wings lift 52% of total weight, the up force load is directed to the internal tower that uses cable-stayed construction to distribute the lifting forces to the neutral beam. This  provides distributed lifting loads, and balanced suspension.  This  suspension system provides the Dynalifter the ability to carry concentrated loading. Cable-stayed system provides  the way to attach low drag wings efficiently. Helium cells are not structural (as with lifting bodies). They just ride along lifting 48% of gross weight , and provide dimensional structure for  aerodynamics

 

Low Drag Findings   (Higher Speeds)

OAI has conducted research in this field and has found ways that are unique to the Dynalifter to reduce drag.  Any reduction in drag will gives better performance.  We can drastically reduce the boundary layer at the nose of the Dynalifter, with estimates up to 30%. This reduction would produce another 30% in fuel economy, 30% less fuel emissions, and 30% increase in speed.

 

Quantum Leaps in Cargo Bay Sizing

Quantum leap in payloads size – The Dynalifter can accommodate huge payloads from 80-90 thousand cubic foot cargo bay (three times larger than the Boeing 747 Freighter), with 45,000 lbs to over 300,000 lbs of cargo.

Detachable cargo pods – Unique, detachable cargo pods will expedite loading and off-loading cycles, minimizing time on the ground and increasing the cost-effectiveness of the aircraft.  The detachable pods can easily be designed for mission specific applications.

 

Semi-Buoyant Operation

The Dynalifter operates  as an aircraft with augment lift from helium. To be a hybrid aircraft, a portion of the lift must come from other than static lift. The Lifting bodies designs lift this extra weight much like blimps using their hull for dynamic lift. But these wide bodies (short and fat)produces a huge drag on the hull, thus slower speeds. The Dynalifter is more cigar shape, and uses low drag wings to provide significant reduction in hull drag. The Dynalifter Hull drag numbers were even better than the historical  Los Angeles airship. (Note: the Dynalifter uses some body lift, but it is not as significant as the lifting bodies.) Semi-buoyant design unlike the lifting bodies design provide for a safe all weather operation, when you consider completely empty of fuel and cargo there will be still a great deal of weight on the wheels.  SEE Normal Ground Operation  A true  semi-buoyant design is much more suited for insertion into the commercial freight infrastructure.                                  

 

 

 

 

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